Three new Lyme Disease tests on the horizon
DNA Sequence Testing
DNA sequencing-based tests for Lyme disease and Lyme disease-like Borrelioses
DNA sequencing, namely the Sanger sequencing technology, is the commonly used “gold standard” for validation of the results of all other nucleic acid-based clinical tests. Ötzi the Iceman who died 5,300 years ago had Lyme disease which was diagnosed in 2012 by DNA sequencing of the genomic DNA remnants of Borrelia burgdorferi preserved in the cadaver. We are using the same approach to diagnose
Lyme disease and Lyme di
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'Researchers at Columbia University are beginning a study of a new test for early Lyme disease.
The study is examining SpiroFind, a test developed in the Netherlands.'
"The nice thing about this test — if it works as we anticipate it will — is that you will be able to identify active infections in patients in early disease," said Dr. Brian Fallon, director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University. "Right now, the tests are only 30-50 percent sensitive in early disease."
This was published by the Poughkeepsie Journal last year.
Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test (Nanotrap® LA Test)
"The winds," says Dr. Richard Horowitz, medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, "are starting to change."
Horowitz believes that in the coming years, research will reveal that a vast number of other conditions commonly viewed as being distinct — such as arthritis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — are linked to Lyme.
Dr. Kenneth Liegner, a Pawling-based internist, said treatments will also depend on better tests.
The above is an interesting article in the Poughkeepsie Journal link to the full article
Dr Brian Fallon Key note speaker at a Public Health England meeting in March 2015 said that these are exciting times, regarding research into Lyme Disease. He said that there were one or two promising tests being developed.
The consequences of finding a reliable test for Lyme Disease could have a huge impact on the management of treatment for Lyme disease patients throughout the World.